If you are new to Spain or just moved to a new place, which is colder than you are used to, then you may want a heater (estufa). Yes, Costa Tropical has a mild winter, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t cold. Mild means we don’t have 2 feet of snow and the temp doesn’t drop below zero. No matter what, just having a cup of hot chocolate doesn’t always do the trick. Sometimes you need a little more to help keep you warm. We cover the indoor heater options with gas, pellets, or electric, as well as outdoor patio heaters gas or electr
If you live in Almuñécar, or its surrounding areas, chances are you use Butano (Butane bottle) for some sort of heating. Butane is by far the dominant fuel used for heating in Spain. It is much more common than say propane, and as such, this post will cover the HOW and WHERE to obtain replacement butane cylinders.
We are regularly asked for information about getting a Coronavirus Test in Almuñécar – La Herradura. We now have some good information and resources for you. A negative covidPCR test result is often required before international travel and it is also a quick way to see if you have the coronavirus when you are displaying symptoms.
The COVID vaccine for expats in Spain is a hot topic right now. We all see the vaccination rollout going on and want to know how we will fit into the picture? How will Spain know about me when I am not listed with the public healthcare system? I have private health insurance, how do I get the vaccine?
Foreigners with residency in Spain can be on the list for the COVID vaccination.
If there is one thing we noticed immediately when we moved to Spain, it was the lack of screens on the windows and doors. It seems like a simple resolution to the problem of combating insects entering the home, but for some reason they just aren’t common. Yes, there are mosquitoes in Spain. That leaves us with searching for the best mosquito trap or mosquito repellent, as well as coming up with means to screen our windows and doors.
As any responsible society should, Spain has a well-developed system of recycling used materials like paper, plastic, or soda cans. You can find recycle bins, receptacles, and containers all over the country.
Car insurance in Spain is pretty straightforward, and in this post, we will share with you Spain car insurance options. Having car insurance is a legal requirement in Spain, so make sure you’re covered before getting the open road. We’ll also review the EU accident report form in the event you have an accident.
Retirement in Spain can’t be all that bad, especially when you have access to Spain senior discounts and services! Who doesn’t love to save money or take advantage of that special offer? We will share some of the main programs and offers with you.
An informational post to help you remain aware of scams, pickpockets, and things to look out for. First of all, we feel this is a very safe area to live and rarely hear of any crime. However, every once in a while we do hear of something and thought we would share the information with you. Scammers are everywhere in cities big and small, so we hope this helps to keep you informed and to be on the lookout for these things.
For some of our readers in the campo or in parts of La Herradura, Nerja is just as easy to access as Almuñécar. We are regularly asked for information about getting a PCR test in Nerja and general questions about where to find a doctor in Nerja who speaks English. We will share the information we know about the coronavirus test and the Nerja Medical Center.